Tell your legislators their behavior is unacceptable
Here is an open letter to all U.S. citizens:
While observing the current elected officials in Washington, D.C., do their usual ineffectual posturing and achieving absolutely nothing except increasing the country’s debt and encouraging the overbearing United Nations to tear this country’s Constitution apart in an effort to force us into a “One World Government,” it occurred to me that our elected officials must approve of this behavior because they are doing nothing to discourage it. Nothing we can do about it, you say? You would be wrong; we can and we must do something about it. The First Amendment to the Constitution of these United States gives us the right “to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” This is what we must do if we would change the direction in which this country is heading.
Repeated contacts with my representatives and senators have garnered nothing but form letters, patting me on the head and assuring me it will all be OK. I refuse to accept their platitudes and excuses any longer. We the people have the means to present our petitions for redress of grievance directly to the House Judiciary Committee for action from that powerful group. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-21st District, is the chairman of that committee, and petitions should be addressed and directed to him. His address is Rep. Lamar Smith, Chairman House Judiciary Committee, 2138 Rayburn House Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20515. You can initiate and submit a petition/memorial for articles of impeachment for dereliction of duty, perjury for not upholding their oath of office, or other offenses. There is a comprehensive guide to the procedure on http://impeachforpeace.org. I have been using it and will continue to make every effort to hold our elected officials feet to the fire, especially on the issues of the UN Small Arms Treaty which would abolish our Second Amendment, and all facets of UN Agenda 21. Any elected official who supports those precepts is guilty of violating their oath of office “to protect and defend the Constitution of these United States,” and should be prosecuted in the House for perjury at the very least and treason in some cases. The top dog’s handling of the Benghazi, Libya, embassy fiasco is a good case in point. Does this country now leave our men to die in the field without even trying to save them? I’m starting to be ashamed of my country.
I urge you to join me in putting pressure on the Judiciary Committee to enforce the oath of office and obeyance of our laws by elected officials. Write a petition and send it to Washington demanding action.
Tell your legislators their behavior is unacceptable
CNHI EDITORIAL: Seizure of AP phone records an insult to independent press
Distrust of government secrecy has been elevated to an exceptional level with the disclosure the Justice Department covertly examined two months of Associated Press phone records to determine who leaked details to the AP about a foiled terrorist plot.
NOW HEAR THIS: ‘What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate’
This famous quote addressing communication failure is a classic line from the 1967 movie “Cool Hand Luke,” starring Paul Newman. Strother Martin, who played the role of the warden in a southern prison, would use this phrase every time he gave Luke a good whack with his baton. The concept resonated so well with moviegoers that it was voted No. 11 of the 100 all-time favorite movie quotes according to the American Film Institute.
Letters to the Editor – May 19, 2013
Do you remember the “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED” sign that the personnel on the USS Abraham Lincoln displayed to greet President Bush when he went out to greet them?
Guest opinion: Campaign with honor
All politics is local and personal! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful summer, filled with relationship building experiences and times of relaxation. As you do all the things that re-charge us for the next round at work and involvement in community and political activities, let’s reflect on the 2013 local elections for a moment.
TISCIONE: Woe for calling evil good
You don’t often see “woe” used in an article. It’s a word that has fallen out of usage in our day. But it’s a word that ought to be understood and taken seriously.
Letters to the Editor – May 17, 2013
As mercury pollution threatens our waterways and carbon pollution-fueled climate change worsens extreme weather, we need someone in Washington who knows how to get things done.
Letters to the Editor – May 15, 2013
I just wanted to express my heartfelt thanks to the slobs, idiots and inconsiderate people who continually decorate the beautiful Texas landscape with their trash. I guess it’s really a form of art with beer bottles and cans, boxes, plastic drink containers, food packaging and just about anything else you can think of. It just doesn’t appeal to me. Thank you.
NOW HEAR THIS: Not by the hairs of my chinny chin chin
I had never really considered this possibility, but every one of the Three Little Pigs was almost certainly a guy. I know that assumption is not particularly popular from an equal opportunity standpoint, but the fact is fairly certain. How do I know? They all three had hair on their chinny chin chins.
ESTES: Securing a bright future for Texas
Texas businesses have created more than 500,000 jobs since November 2011. Our economy is growing nearly 50 percent faster than the rest of the country and our cost of living remains low.
TISCIONE: ‘It’s not about me’
“It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning and your faithfulness by night.”
- More Viewpoints Headlines
- CNHI EDITORIAL: Seizure of AP phone records an insult to independent press